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Isabelle in the Afternoon

Isabelle in the Afternoon

Author(s): Douglas Kennedy

Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex.
Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom.
Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life.

Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop. Isabelle is enigmatic, beautiful, older and, unlike Sam, experienced in love’s many contradictions. Sam is instantly smitten – but wary of the wedding ring on her finger.

What begins as a regular arrangement in Isabelle’s tiny Parisian apartment transforms into a true affair of the heart, and one which lasts for decades to come.

Isabelle in the Afternoon is a novel that questions what we seek, what we find, what we settle for – and shows how love, when not lived day in, day out, can become the passion of a lifetime.

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Author: tripfiction

1970s. This is a story of a pas de deus of capricious, profound and long term love. Sam takes a break between school and university and decides to spend a little time in Paris....

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